I've been working at a multi-strategy hedge fund for the past 4 years. I've had solid performance and am well respected by my team. My comp continues to go up and this past year I broke $800k - this should continue to grow as long as I continue to perform.
My hours are by no means crazy and the lifestyle is relatively decent. I like researching companies, but I feel that the current firm's strategy is not one that can.
I've been out of school for 6-7 years now and was accepted to a top 5 business school. I've always wanted to try more entrepreneurial careers and I feel like this is my opportunity to take a two year break and at least try to pursue other career paths. And if all else fails I could likely return to the buyside, albeit in a more junior position than I am now.
I could also skip the whole bschool thing and just jump to another fund, but there are many social aspects of bschool that I view as priceless - travel opportunity, meeting a ton of new people and having an excuse to take a breather from work. I wanted to get WSO's take on this as some of my friends understand and others think I'm a bit crazy.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
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